NOAO Currents

February 2016  •  Issue 38

 

Currents

Currents is a sparkplug for communication between NOAO and our community. It provides updates—and solicits community input—on NOAO observing opportunities and NOAO programs and policies on a more rapid timescale than is possible with the NOAO Newsletter.

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DECaLS Galaxies

Two bright galaxies imaged by DECaLS: UGC 12589 (left) and UGC 9968 (right).

Dark Energy Camera Legacy Survey Announces Second Data Release: The second data release from DECaLS includes reduced images and source catalogs covering approximately 2100 square degrees of sky in g- and r-band and 5300 square degrees in z-band. Dive into survey images and explore the Universe with the survey’s Imagine Sky Viewer. DECaLS is one of three public surveys that will jointly image 14,000 square degrees of sky to provide targets for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument cosmology project. Read more…

NOAO @ January AAS: Presentations from the following NOAO events at the 2016 AAS meeting in Kissimmee are now posted. Read more…

  • NOAO Transformed: A Status Report (NOAO Town Hall)
  • News from Kitt Peak National Observatory
  • US Gemini NGO Mini-Workshop on AO
  • ANTARES: An Event Broker for LSST
  • Hunting Dwarf Galaxies: A Preview of the NOAO Data Lab
  • Thirty Meter Telescope Open House
  • TMT Thermal IR Science and Instrumentation Workshop
  • Light Pollution at Campus/University Observatories
  • A Kit for Exploring Light Pollution Issues and Solutions
  • Posters by NOAO REU students

TMT Science Forum: The next TMT Science Forum will be held 24-26 May 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. The forum is an opportunity for the international astronomical community to meet, collaborate, and plan for future TMT science programs. Registration is now open. Read more…

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